Link Between Child Care and Academic Achievement and Behavior – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Teens who were in high-quality child-care as young children, scored slightly higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement, and were slightly less likely to report acting-out behaviors than peers who were in lower-quality child-care arrangements during their early years. Dr. James Griffin is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Griffin: As more children were cared for outside the home at earlier ages, a concern was raised that child care might interfere with normal developmental processes such as an infant forming a secure attachment with its mother.
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